Highest-Rated Movies about 'Political Campaign', Sort by Popularity

...So Goes the Nation (2006), The Candidate (1972), Vote for Me (2003), Ookami kodomo no Ame to Yuki (2012), Manhattan Melodrama (1934), Ballot Measure 9 (1994), The Manchurian Candidate (1962), Kill Chain: The Cyber War on America's Elections (2020) ... Let's take a look at the ranked list of the best Political Campaign movies.

#1. ...So Goes the Nation (2006)

Storyline: Filmmakers examine the role of Ohio in the 2004 presidential election and present the American electoral process through the eyes of voters, politicians and activists. Republican and Democratic campaign strategists and officials all attempt to swing the election their way by pushing hot-button issues to the forefront.

Plot Keywords: dick cheney, george w. bush, john kerry, volunteer, activist, political consultant, fascinating ...

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#6. Ballot Measure 9 (1994)

Storyline: Ballot Measure 9 was an anti-gay amendment proposed to Oregon voters in 1992 by the conservative group, Oregon Citizen's Alliance. This documentary goes behind the scenes of the fight to stop Measure 9. It contains portions of anti-gay videos produced by the Citizen's Alliance as well as news clips and interviews with the people who successfully fought passage of Measure 9.—Travis <mtharris@erols.com>

Plot Keywords: gay man, lesbian, political activist, homophobe, rousing, emotional, intense ...

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#7. The Manchurian Candidate (1962)

Storyline: Major Ben Marco (Frank Sinatra) is an intelligence officer in the U.S. Army. He served valiantly as a captain in the Korean war and his Sergeant, Raymond Shaw (Laurence Harvey), even won the Medal of Honor. Marco has a major problem however: he has a recurring nightmare, one where two members of his squad are killed by Shaw. He's put on indefinite sick leave and visits Shaw in New York. Shaw for his part has established himself well, despite the misgivings of his domineering mother, Mrs. Eleanor Iselin (Angela Lansbury). She is a red-baiter, accusing anyone who disagrees with her right-wing reactionary views of being a Communist. Raymond hates her, not only for how she's treated him but equally because of his step-father, the ineffectual U.S. Senator John Iselin (James Gregory), who is intent on seeking higher office. When Marco learns that others in his Korean War unit have had nightmares similar to his own, he realizes that something happened to all of them in Korea and that Raymond...

Plot Keywords: war hero, politician, soldier, spy, communist, tense, intricate ...

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#9. Larry Flynt: The Right to Be Left Alone (2007)

Storyline: Regarded as a First Amendment crusader by some and a smut peddler by others, Larry Flynt is nevertheless an important figure in American culture. In this documentary, Flynt talks about his Hustler magazine empire and discusses the prison sentence he served for not revealing the source of a tape featuring auto executive John DeLorean being threatened by the FBI. He also offers insight into his political campaigns and the Supreme Court trial that pitted him against religious leader Jerry Falwell.

Plot Keywords: pornographer, associate, friend, news reporter, politician, religious person, engaging ...

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#10. Knock Down the House (2019)

Storyline: Four exceptional women mount grassroots campaigns against powerful incumbents in Knock Down the House, an inspiring look at the 2018 midterm elections that tipped the balance of power. When tragedy struck her family in the middle of the financial crisis, Bronx-born Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had to work double shifts as a bartender to save her home from foreclosure. After losing a loved one to a preventable medical condition, Amy Vilela didn't know what to do with the anger she felt about America's broken health care system. Cori Bush, a registered nurse and pastor, was drawn to the streets when the police shooting of an unarmed black man brought protests and tanks into her neighborhood. A coal miner's daughter, Paula Jean Swearengin was fed up with watching her friends and family suffer from the environmental effects of the coal industry.—Netflix

Plot Keywords: nurse, daughter, bartender, mother, candidate, politician, fascinating ...

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#11. The Parallax View (1974)

Storyline: Joe Frady is a determined reporter who often needs to defend his work from colleagues. After the assassination of a prominent U.S. senator, Frady begins to notice that reporters present during the assassination are dying mysteriously. After getting more involved in the case, Frady begins to realize that the assassination was part of a conspiracy somehow involving the Parallax Corporation, an enigmatic training institute. He then decides to enroll for the Parallax training himself to discover the truth.

Plot Keywords: reporter, editor, politician, assassin, shocking, dark, disheartening ...

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#12. The Ides of March (2011)

Storyline: Stephen Meyers is a young idealist who's brilliant at communications, is second in command of Governor Mike Morris's presidential campaign, and is a true believer. In the middle of the Ohio primary, the campaign manager of Morris's opponent asks Meyers to meet; he offers him a job. At the same time, Morris's negotiations for the endorsement of the man in third place, a North Carolina Senator, hit a snag. A young campaign intern, Molly Stearns, gets Stephen's romantic attention. Republicans have a trick up their sleeve; Stephen may be too trusting, and Molly has a secret. What's most important, career, victory, or virtue?

Plot Keywords: presidential candidate, campaign manager, senator, intern, journalist, opponent, confident ...

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#14. The Last Hurrah (1958)

Storyline: Outlaw Clint Hollister escapes from jail with the help of Marshal Jake Wade, because once Clint did the same for him. Jake left Clint just after, but Clint finds him back and forces Jake to lead him to a loot Jake buried one year ago when he quitted Clint's gang.—Yepok

Plot Keywords: mayor, political consultant, politician, nephew, passionate, spirited, united states ...

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#15. The Luck of the Irish (1948)

Storyline: Steven Fitzgerald, a newpaper reporter from New York, meets a leprechaun and a beautiful young woman while traveling in Ireland. When he returns to his fiance and her wealthy father's political campaign in New York, he finds that the leprechaun and the young woman are now in New York as well. Steven is torn between the wealth he might enjoy in New York or returning to his roots in Ireland.—JeanneArmintrout@juno.com

Plot Keywords: reporter, leprechaun, love interest, fiancée, publisher, editor, lighthearted ...

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